SHEEP CENTRAL – “ELDERS Jamestown livestock manager Jack Coleman will get a final go at winning a national ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition title next year after taking out his second state title yesterday.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – by Terry Sim – “SALEYARD lamb prices fell further early this week and some processors dropped over-the-hook lamb and mutton rates as supply and quality declined. However, early new season lambs are still making to 700c/kg in saleyards and more than 800c/kg online through AuctionsPlus.”
STOCK & LAND – by Joely Mitchell – “IAN Milliken has relocated his Merino operation three times in the past 12 years, all in the spirit of facing new challenges.
“Because of my age, a lot of people asked me why I did it, and I said ‘you’ve got to have a reason to get up in the morning, you’ve got to have a challenge’,” Mr Milliken said.”
PORT LINCOLN TIMES – “The Daniell family’s White River merino and poll merino studs based at Poochera and Minnipa, had a major triumph at last weekend’s Hay Sheep Show, repeating last year’s outstanding success.”
NINE.COM.AU – STYLE – “Racing heiress and fashion blogger, the ever-polite and ever-chic Kate Waterhouse, has shown that wearing double denim doesn’t always have to be a disaster of Britney Spears sized proportions.
In top-to-toe Max Mara, Kate road-tested a new fabric developed by the enduring Italian fashion label using Merino Wool. The wool blend looks like denim but still has the warmth and softness delivered off the back of Australian sheep.”
THE COUNTRY – NZ HERALD – “The annual “shear a sheep, eat a pie, drink a drink” competition took place at the New Commercial Hotel and Pub earlier this month and attracted 23 teams.
Jude Dix, who runs the New Commercial along with Ian Hayward, says the event, in its fourth year, even had a team of South Islanders enter on the day.
“Nothing like coming to Stratford and entering a competition like this!”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Kate Dowler – “PRODUCING some of Australia’s best superfine wool is all about working within the constraints of a tough environment for Penny and Russell Hartwich.
And instead of fighting against the limitations of their land, they work with it — and that includes retaining native pastures.”
THE WEEKLY TIMES – by Lyndal Reading – “SOUTH Australian woolgrowers David and Jill Michael picked the right time to sell 183 bales from their farm Carriewerloo, north of Port Augusta.
The couple visited the Australian Wool Exchange in Melbourne last week with their son Scott and his wife Amanda, to see their bales sold in a strong market.
Elders Port Augusta agent Alice Wilsdon said all 183 bales, mostly 22 micron, were sold above the appraisal.”
THE EXAMINER – by Johanna Baker-Dowdell – “George Taylor had to overcome some pretty stiff competition from up-and-coming judges – including his sister – to win the title of 2017 junior sheep judge at Campbell Town Show.
George, 16, of St Johnstone at Campbell Town, beat 2016 winner Gabbie Horton and Will Ferguson in the 16-25 years judging category to claim the prize.”
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: More big passings at wool sale but South Island local trade beef closes in on $6/kg cwt (NZ)
INTEREST.CO.NZ – Posted in Rural News – Tony Chaston – “…WOOL
The South Island wool auction saw the market reach new lows with just over half the volumes offered, reaching growers reserves.”